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librehash OP wrote (edited )

Apologies for the reference to the 'deranged ex-wife'. I was being hyperbolic to encompass the greater point of 'shit happens' that's sometimes really wild and unexpected that no one could have anticipated.

So even in the 'perfect' situation, unless we have our information/systems on an architecture that is, top to bottom, impervious to being censored - or at least highly resistant to it - we have work to do.

With regards to the rest of what you wrote:

  1. Thank you for the reference to 'Ziq', I will reach out.

  2. I know 'postmill' is open source. I've spoken with the creator of it. My issue is the technical know-how for the deployment of an instance - which is why I am offering to pay a developer or someone with the technical expertise to assist me in this effort

  3. 'Not knowing who you are' ; More than happy to divulge that information when speaking to the relevant parties that are interested in engaging with me on this idea. I think it would be a bit reckless, at the very least, to dump all of that information in an introductory post on a public website where anyone can view & exploit

  4. 'having an entire technical team' ; I didn't mention anything about that. In fact, quite the opposite - I am a one-man show. If I had a technical team behind me, I would simply ask them to deploy an instance of raddle(.)me

4a. To reiterate, the actual creator of postmill is the one that recommended that I put up this post. She specifically linked me to raddle.me and told me that I should issue my request for assistance with deployment here.

  1. "I doubt they would want to include you on the admin team" ; not looking to be involved with what raddle.me is doing at all. This is its own community with its own objectives & direction. I'm asking for someone to assist me with deploying a sister instance - much like we see multiple instances of Mastodon, if that makes sense.

  2. "If you are trying to provide suggestions for..." ; This is not what I am trying to do.

  3. "If you want to setup your own Postmill instance, go for it, the code is online..." ; I am aware of this. Its open source. Again, I am requesting for assistance from a developer or someone with the technical expertise to facilitate deployment.

  4. Not looking to promote the platform on here once its deployed. If you want to use / visit / bookmark it for yourself, go ahead. If not, that's fine. Its a free website that will cover very specific topics that may or may not be interesting depending upon the person viewing them. They are needed though.

To be clear, I am a researcher. This is what I do for a living. This is not a rogue interest, 'idea', or hobby. This would be an appendage to several, already-functioning and deployed facets of the brand.

Thank you for the response / feedback on deployment though man. Seriously.

Edit : Word 'man' at the end struck. Was enlightened by another member that this was an inappropriate and potentially offensive gender assumption. My apologies to the user this post was published in response to for this assumption.

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confundus wrote

on deployment though man

if you don't know someone's preferred pronouns, don''t assume them and instead use something neutral like they/them

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librehash OP wrote

Fair.

Bad habit. Used to calling everyone, regardless of gender, 'man' or 'bro' without a second thought.

Going to make a much stronger effort to break that soon and incorporate gender-neutral speech in my vernacular.

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confundus wrote

we all have bad habits so no worries and thanks (maybe edit your post too)

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librehash OP wrote

I appreciate the graciousness in your response. The post in question has been amended, striking 'man' out & providing an apology via added 'edit' at the end.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

I am not very technically inclined, but I have an extensive research team that heavily believes in the libre movement

'having an entire technical team' ; I didn't mention anything about that. In fact, quite the opposite - I am a one-man show. If I had a technical team behind me, I would simply ask them to deploy an instance of raddle(.)me

What sort of team is this, and who are you?

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librehash OP wrote (edited )

I do not have a team.

I'm just a regular person that's passionate about what I do.

I gave this analogy to my friend (super non-tech / non-political person) the other day when I told them:

"You know how there are some people in this world that are into really niche, yet critically important things like ensuring a really obscure preservation is environmentally protected or providing medical/daily assistance and treatment to children with a very specific, rare disease we never knew existed? And you know how when we learn about these people and their journeys, we may empathize & respect them, but ultimately, we probably won't pick up that mantle because it isn't our 'calling'? That's what this is for me"

Not to be grandiose or self-righteous, but this is one of those things that gets me up. I don't know why. I don't consider myself to be a Mother Theresa or even someone that's more 'good' or 'bad' than the next guy person*. But this is something that lights a fire in me. I'm inspired to make a difference here.

But I realize that what I care about is fairly 'niche' in the grand scheme so I have yet to run into someone that feels the same about what I'm doing - so there is no 'team'.

But that's a big part of why I'm looking to deploy a raddle(.)me instance. I already have a Discourse and a couple of other federated instances. It is my hope to start fostering community outside of controlled social media platforms filled with noise where I can start expanding on what I have researched and discovered and explain to others why certain things are worthy of concern.

It is my hope that, upon learning about this, a similar fire may be lit within them as well. Perhaps this will inspire them to begin researching and contributing to the community in the same way I am. Then, in that way, it goes from becoming:

  • 'who are you?'
  • 'who is your team?'
  • 'what's your objective?'

To:

'What is this?' 'Explain this movement' 'Who are you guys?' | 'Who are you people?'

I don't want to be at the top. I have long ago resolved in my mind that it is very well possible that I spend a sizeable portion of my life pouring my heart and soul into something to build its foundation and expand it - only to completely relinquish control and fade into the 'masses' as another voice, no louder than the others, for the sake of the greater purpose of helping establish a non-hierarchical community entrenched in the same power struggle, warfaring B.S. that we see in nearly every facet of society these days - both personally and publicly.

Edit: Clarity, spelling, gender corrections.

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nbdy wrote

I do not have a team.

And yet

I have an extensive research team that heavily believes in the libre movement

sniff

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librehash OP wrote

I misspoke saying 'research team'. I have a community - undoubtedly ; there are 1600+ in the Telegram (t.me/hashlibrediscussion) & 2,000+ in the Discord (PM me for an invite link).

However, I am the only one posting research in association, relation to or in affiliation to my brand and many times I have contributed to the brands of others.

I just put out a slew of posts that provide most of my social media / website links, expand on who I am , and make it clear that I'm not only objective but thorough with a very extensive library of content.

Please see here: https://telegra.ph/Response-1-11-18

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confundus wrote

when you say you're a researcher and this is what you do for a living, are you saying you're an academic? funded by soros? (tongue in cheek on that one) or can you explain a little more?

When certain items come up, AI, machine learning, blockchain, I'm always a little skeptical since it usually, not always, turns out the people using them only have a cursory idea of what they are, what they can do realistically, their limitations and they're just being employed as buzzwords. You talk about business models and monetary issues/items which kind of says you might misunderstand what this community is about (granted, there are some tankies here, so you're not completely out of place talking about that stuff).

So basically, what can you show that says this is more than just fluff and/or some other quack entrepreneur scheme? From what you wrote I really don't understand and hopefully you can clarify a bit, including some real world examples of what you've done or do.

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librehash OP wrote

Thank you for this reply - these were great questions to ask.

In response, I compiled this document for you (throwaway 'Medium'-like article webpage created by 'Telegram' = https://telegra.ph/Response-1-11-18 )

It provides links to the vast majority of my social media platforms, published reports, as well as several examples for each facet of blockchain.

With all due respect, I am here for real.

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